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6.90 School Board Employees with HIV, AIDS or Other Communicable Diseases

6.90 School Board Employees with HIV, AIDS or Other Communicable Diseases

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.90+

SCHOOL BOARD EMPLOYEES WITH HIV, AIDS, OR OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

POLICY

I. It is the School Board’s intent to protect employees from exposure to infectious diseases and from risk occasioned by infectious diseases and environmental hazards, and to provide reasonable accommodations to infected School Board employees.

II. It is recognized that HIV positive employees who are not debilitated or exhibiting symptoms that would facilitate transmission of the virus will remain in their current jobs if conditions permit.

III. Reasonable accommodations are available to HIV positive employees

IV. All information regarding such matters shall be held in strict confidence and released only to those who have a legitimate need to know.

V. School Board employees shall receive and review procedures governing immunization against Hepatitis B infection, HIV, AIDS, bloodborne pathogens, other communicable disease, and environmental hazards.

VI. Staff members shall cooperate with public health authorities by practicing and promoting standard precautions as deemed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Procedures for dealing with employees who pose a threat of transmitting a bloodborne health condition shall be developed.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 381.0098, 1001.43, 1012.27, 1013.12, F.S

STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RULES: 64E-16

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 06/11/2013, 12/10/2013

Formerly: C-45, D-29, E-31

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